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Governors resist Bush plan to rein in Medicaid costs

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7401.1230-b (Published 05 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1230
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    The National Governors Association, a lobbying group representing the views of state governors, is in tough negotiations with President Bush over his proposal to set a firm limit on federal Medicaid spending in each state over the next decade.


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    On opposite sides: George W Bush (right) and brother Jeb

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    Bush administration officials have been negotiating over the past two months with a team of 10 governors representing the association. The team, which has members from both parties, includes the president's …

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